Friday, January 4, 2008

how does it do that?

Most days Rufus and I take a morning walk and an evening walk. Our "regular" walk takes about twenty minutes, but if the weather is bad or the sidewalks are icy, we may pare off a block and head for home. Since our city blocks are not laid out on a grid, we don't walk a perfect square or a perfect rectangle or any other perfect geometric shape. I am confident, however, that we do head in every direction of the compass as we make our circuit.

What I puzzle about on these damp, cold mornings, in particular, is how can it be possible that no matter which direction we turn the cold wind is always blowing directly in our faces? Is that a phenomenon unique to Northeast Ohio, or just to my own little neighborhood?

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